The Global Parenting Initiative (GPI) is a collaboration of universities, NGO partners, and donors
across the world, which seeks to develop and test new methods for delivering parenting
programmes and take them to scale. We are seeking expressions of interest for a Capacity
Sharing Lead to support our capacity sharing work in the Global South.
Our Capacity Sharing Lead will be based in the Global South and will coordinate activities and
facilitate South-North and South-South sharing across the GPI portfolio, including sharing
between universities, between early career researchers, between training and implementing
partners and donor partners, between governments, and among all of these.. To ensure that
the GPI contributes to and strengthens existing platforms for knowledge sharing, the Capacity
Sharing Lead will work with project leads in each of the countries to conduct a global, regional,
and country mapping to identify ongoing initiatives and opportunities for complementarity and
Capacity sharing within the GPI will be operationalised through a variety of playful learning
exchanges including training courses, workshops, webinars, and open forums on four levels: (1)
global, (2) regional, (3) national, and (4) institutional. Capacity sharing on the global level will
prioritise learning across partners in different countries and regions, as well as foster further
collaboration and engagement. A core aspect of this role will be to manage a capacity building
and mentorship programme within the GPI for more than 50 Early Career Researchers who are
primarily based in the Global South. Global capacity sharing will also include a set of learning
exchanges across the GPI portfolio as well as with other LEGO Foundation and Oak Foundation
partners with a goal of inclusivity and equal participation.
Ideal candidates will have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, and excel at
networking. They will have excellent project management, organisational and coordinating
skills; skills in developing and implementing capacity building activities; strong knowledge of
the development of inter-organizational relationships; experience of research, and experience
of working with international coalitions in a developmental position.
We are also interested in people with experience in specific areas, such as supporting
researchers to increase uptake of their evidence, experience working with academic or research
institutions, and coordinating people and building networks at a global level.